or less. i'm saying we can give those families, 97%, permanent tax relief. by the way, for those who make more than $250,000, they still get tax relief on the first $250,000. they just wouldn't get it for income above that. now, that seems like a common sense thing to do. what i've got is the republicans holding middle class tax relief hostage because they are insisting we've got to give tax relief to millionaires and billionaires to the tune of about $100,000 per millionaire. that would cost over the course of ten years, $700 billion. the economists say is probably the worst way to stimulate the economy. that doesn't make sense.